Coach from Argentina, Luis Manuel Blanco, admitted he had been appointed Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) to handle Indonesia national team . Blanco and his assistants will be contracted for a two-year deal with Indonesia.
"Yo soy un tactician (I was the head coach)," said Blanco in the PSSI office in Senayan, Thursday (02/07/2013), when asked about his status in the Garuda team.
Blanco also reveal ways that will immediately put in to deal with the Indonesian national team. "I came to Indonesia to transform mental of Indonesia footballer. Therefore, what I do will be very different from previous coaches."
"In Indonesia, a lot of good players. Players can be great. Look in Argentina there is Messi, Maradona, and Saviola, small players who could perform in Europe. They were very easy to play against higher opponent. So, the Indonesian players also struggled practice. I came here not to follow Indonesian players habits, but Indonesia players must follow Argentine players habits, "he explained.